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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2009-000067
Country: MLI Mali
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Date (YMD): 2009-3-20
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Comments: The reporting of 38 cases of polio across 7 West African countries in 2008 and an additional 13 cases in the first 2 months of 2009 has prompted the concerned countries with coordination support from WHO to organise synchronised polio vaccination campaigns. Four Red Cross National Societies in the region have applied for emergency funds to support the March rounds of these campaigns through their community based social mobilization work raising awareness about the diseases, the vaccination campaign and helping to prevent further cases.
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EP-2009-000067-BEN
Epidemic,Benin: The reporting of 38 cases of polio across 7 West African countries in 2008 and an additional 13 cases in the first 2 months of 2009 has prompted the concerned countries with coordination support from WHO to organise synchronised polio vaccination campaigns. Four Red Cross National Societies in the region have applied for emergency funds to support the March rounds of these campaigns through their community based social mobilization work raising awareness about the diseases, the vaccination campaign and helping to prevent further cases.

EP-2009-000067-CIV
Epidemic,Cote d'Ivoire: The reporting of 38 cases of polio across 7 West African countries in 2008 and an additional 13 cases in the first 2 months of 2009 has prompted the concerned countries with coordination support from WHO to organise synchronised polio vaccination campaigns. Four Red Cross National Societies in the region have applied for emergency funds to support the March rounds of these campaigns through their community based social mobilization work raising awareness about the diseases, the vaccination campaign and helping to prevent further cases.

EP-2009-000067-GHA
Epidemic,Ghana: The reporting of 38 cases of polio across 7 West African countries in 2008 and an additional 13 cases in the first 2 months of 2009 has prompted the concerned countries with coordination support from WHO to organise synchronised polio vaccination campaigns. Four Red Cross National Societies in the region have applied for emergency funds to support the March rounds of these campaigns through their community based social mobilization work raising awareness about the diseases, the vaccination campaign and helping to prevent further cases.

EP-2009-000067-BFA
Epidemic,Burkina Faso: Across 7 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d?Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo) there have been 38 cases of wild polio reported in 2008 and an additional 13 cases so far in 2009. Ministries of Health have collaborated with coordination support by WHO to conduct 2 supplementary and synchronised polio vaccination days for children under 5 years across all 7 countries to prevent futher spread of the disease. The first round went ahead on 27th February and the second is planned for 27th March 2009.

EP-2009-000067-NER
Epidemic,Niger: Across 7 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d?Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo) there have been 38 cases of wild polio reported in 2008 and an additional 13 cases so far in 2009. Ministries of Health have collaborated with coordination support by WHO to conduct 2 supplementary and synchronised polio vaccination days for children under 5 years across all 7 countries to prevent futher spread of the disease. The first round went ahead on 27th February and the second is planned for 27th March 2009.

EP-2009-000067-TGO
Epidemic,Togo: Across 7 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d?Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo) there have been 38 cases of wild polio reported in 2008 and an additional 13 cases so far in 2009. Ministries of Health have collaborated with coordination support by WHO to conduct 2 supplementary and synchronised polio vaccination days for children under 5 years across all 7 countries to prevent futher spread of the disease. The first round went ahead on 27th February and the second is planned for 27th March 2009.

EP-2009-000067-COD
Epidemic,Congo Democratic Republic: In 2009 there have been 26 cases of Polio which 3 have been in Angola, 5 in Uganda and 18 in Sudan. This continued circulation of polio in countries neighbouring DR Congo has led to the government and health sector partners to organise a series of national vaccination days (JLS).

EP-2009-000067-KEN
Epidemic,Kenya: Despite the efforts to strengthen surveillance and scale up immunization, the country has suffered a second setback following confirmation of four Polio cases in Turkana North district. The first two cases were picked up in the neighbourhood of Lokichoggio in the last week of February 2009. The two additional cases were picked up in the same district in the first week of March 2009. All have tested positive for Polio virus and are reported to have similar characteristic with polio virus circulating in Sudan